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1/8 Lesbians Are Raped. Sexual Assault and Rape Culture Are LGBTQ Issues  The conviction of two young men for raping an unconscious young woman challenges us to rethink our assumptions about youth, the legal system and sexual assault.

Sexual Assault and Rape Culture Are LGBTQ Issues 

We are both survivors of sexual assault. In the light of media responses to and other narratives established around the Steubenville rape scandal, we were prompted to discuss our experiences openly and honestly in order to give context to a complicated and uncomfortable topic. This is our first public discussion, a discussion that we agreed is necessary to illustrate the pervasive nature of the "culture of rape" and the need for the entire LGBTQ community to be allies to all survivors. Our stories are not uncommon. When Sue was in her 20s, she was raped by her then-boyfriend. 27 Powerful Portraits Challenging the Definition of What It Means to Be LGBT. Queer.

27 Powerful Portraits Challenging the Definition of What It Means to Be LGBT

Femme. Unicorn. Bottom. Dandy. These are just some of the many ways members of the LGBT community identify themselves in a beautiful photo series from San Francisco-based photographer Sarah Deragon. Bisexual Health Is The Worst Of the LGBTQ Community and This Month We Need To Talk About It. In addition to being the month we celebrate Autostraddle’s fifth birthday, March is also Bisexual Health Awareness Month, brought to you by the Bisexual Resource Center.

Bisexual Health Is The Worst Of the LGBTQ Community and This Month We Need To Talk About It

Inspired by the White House’s roundtable focusing on bisexual issues this past September, the BRC hopes to use this month to educate the public about issues that specifically affect the bisexual community, specifically the alarmingly large percentage of bisexuals who suffer from depression, struggle with alcohol and substance abuse, are in abusive relationships or suffer from poor physical health, among other concerns. Throughout the month, the BRC will roll out relevant information through their Facebook and Twitter accounts highlighting issues affecting bisexuals and ways the community can help. According to a statement from the BRC’s president, Ellyn Ruthstrom,

Allah n'a rien contre les gays. Le char des musulmans gays de la Gay Pride 2011 à Londres (Photo via) Dans un très grand nombre de pays à majorité musulmane, l'homosexualité est interdite.

Allah n'a rien contre les gays

Dans neuf d'entre eux, toute activité homosexuelle peut même conduire à une peine de mort. Tous les préjugés qu'ont les musulmans sur les gays semblent fondés sur une mauvaise interprétation : certains pensent que les versets du Coran sur Sodome et Gomorrhe condamnent l'homosexualité - ce qui n'est en réalité pas le cas. Pour cette raison, Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed, Daayiee Abdullah et Muhsin Hendricks – trois imams ouvertement gays avec qui je me suis entretenu – se sont mobilisés afin de mettre fin à la marginalisation à laquelle les musulmans lesbiens, gays, bisexuels et transgenres (LGBT) sont confrontés. J'ai discuté avec eux pour voir s'ils avaient une quelconque influence dans ce monde où les homosexuels de leur communauté se font systématiquement désavouer, battre, arrêter, tuer ou pousser au suicide.

The Demise of Queer Space? Resurgent Gentrification and the Assimilation of LGBT Neighborhoods. Doan and Higgins The Struggle for Space—The LGBT Community,Gentrification, and Planning The historical experience of queer populations in physical spaces prior to Stonewall is one of a struggle for tolerance.

The Demise of Queer Space? Resurgent Gentrification and the Assimilation of LGBT Neighborhoods

Mostoften gay-oriented establishments were constrained to margin- alized sex districts. Liberation vs. Assimilation: Can the LGBT community achieve both equality and cultural identity? - Out Front. On the morning of June 28, 1969, there had been hints of what the day would come to represent, rightly or wrongly, as the birth of the modern LGBT movement.

Liberation vs. Assimilation: Can the LGBT community achieve both equality and cultural identity? - Out Front

For New York City gays and lesbians, the city was at a crossroads – on one hand she was inspired by the inclusive, progressive movements of the ’60s; on the other, lesbians and gays were increasingly frustrated by a slow–to–change repressive orthodoxy and faced police raids of bars where they congregated. The tension mounted, exploding in a little gay bar known as the Stonewall Inn. LGBT culture through the decades– 1950s – The most prominent gay organization through the 1950s was the Mattachine Society. Founded by Harry Hay, the society was closley linked to the Communist Party and largely fought for the privacy of gay men and women. 1. 2. « Mariage pour tous » et émancipation sexuelle. Pour une autre stratégie politique.

« Si les homosexuels se bornent à revendiquer leur liberté, cette demande seule ne sera pas révolutionnaire et on peut imaginer qu'elle entrera un jour dans le champ de la récupération par la bourgeoisie et du réformisme.

« Mariage pour tous » et émancipation sexuelle. Pour une autre stratégie politique

Ce serait aussi absurde que de vouloir aller vivre dans une île homosexuelle libre, en abandonnant le combat contre l'exploitation économique et l'illégitimité des structures bourgeoises » (FHAR, Tout, 23 avril 1971). Une proposition de loi encadrant l’ouverture du mariage civil aux couples de même genre a été présentée en Conseil des ministres et l’Assemblée Nationale est appelée à en débattre, en janvier 2013. Une promesse de campagne du nouvellement élu François Hollande commence donc à prendre forme. Certes les contours de la loi restent pour le moment flous, mais il semble bien qu’une partie des promesses du candidat socialiste à l’élection présidentielle ne sera pas tenue. Les identités « culturelles » autonomes de la rhétorique néolibérale. 7 LGBT Issues That Matter More Than Marriage.

Queer Solutions to LGBT issues. La précarité grandissante des gays.